Services:

Funeral services will be held, Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 2:30 PM at the Ruggiero Funeral Home, LLC, www.ruggierofuneralhome.com, 126 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl.  There will be a viewing beginning at 1 PM until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in St. Elizabeth’s Cemetery, Pen Argyl.

Memorials:

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered to Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box, 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079.

 


Dr. Robert Michael Russo, D.O.
 
Born: April 16, 1948
Died: May 7, 2018

Dr. Robert Michael, Russo, D.O., passed peacefully in his sleep while battling cancer, on Monday, May, 7, 2018.  He had just turned 70 years old.

Born in Easton, April 16, 1948, he was the son of the late Michael R. and Mary E. (Dotta) Russo.

Robert leaves behind his loving wife of 32 years, Terry (Talotta), and one daughter, Brianna.  He is also survived by a large loving family in both the US and Italy, countless friend and colleagues, and his beloved turtle, Millard.

After earning his undergraduate degree in psychology from Boston University and serving in the U.S. Army, Robert found his calling to a career in medicine through his appointment as a staff officer for the Office of Surgeon General.  Robert graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1979 and opened his own family practice in Allentown.

Although health complications caused him to leave his career in practicing medicine, he was fortunate enough to spend many years pursuing what he was truly passionate about.  He loved sailing and fishing, volunteering with local government, playing the bongos and harmonica, flying model planes, singing to his favorite oldies and cooking.  Those who knew “Dr. Bob” know that his greatest love was making people laugh and brightening even the darkest of days with his bold personality and humor.

Funeral services will be held, Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 2:30 PM at the Ruggiero Funeral Home, LLC, www.ruggierofuneralhome.com, 126 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Pen Argyl.  There will be a viewing beginning at 1 PM until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.  Interment will be in St. Elizabeth’s Cemetery, Pen Argyl.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered to Boy Scouts of America, P.O. Box, 152079, Irving, TX 75015-2079.

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